Recycling Division
Joseph A. Graziano, CPWM
Department of Engineering, Public Works and Facilities Management
JoAnn Gemenden
Bureau of Recycling and Planning/Recycling Coordinator
Recycling Saves Money

With the high cost of waste disposal in New Jersey and readily available recycling opportunities, now is the time to start or improve your organization’s recycling efforts. While recycling is the law in New Jersey, recycling can also save you money by reducing your disposal costs. In most cases, the recycling of materials costs less than disposing of the same materials as waste.

How to get Started

Many of the companies collecting solid waste (garbage) in Union County also provide business and institutional recycling collection services. If your organization doesn’t yet have a recycling program, contact your garbage hauler, your municipal recycling coordinator or the State Bureau of Recycling and Planning for more information about starting a recycling program.

Downloading the PDF
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  3. When you wish to submit it to us, simply visit our website and use our PDF upload form.
  4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when it is received.
Union County District Solid Waste Management Plan

Designated Recyclable Materials for Businesses

The Union County District Solid Waste Management Plan mandates Commercial & Institutional Generators to Source Separate and Recycle the following items from their waste stream:  

  • Aluminum, tin, & steel
  • Asphalt roofing
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Glass Containers
  • Grass, Brush, Leaves
  • Household Batteries
  • Leaves
  • Mixed Paper
  • Masonry (asphalt, brick, block, concrete)
  • Motor Oil
  • Motor Oil Filters
  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • Plastic Containers (#1 & #2)
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • White Goods (air conditioners, refrigerators)
  • Wood
  • Tires
Municipal Recycling Coordinators

Click here for a complete list of Municipal Recycling Coordinators

Union County Recycling Markets Directory

Click here to download.

Approved Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF’s) in Union County

Click here to visit the Union County Utilities Authority’s website and get a list the current list of Approved MRF’s (accept Type 13, 13C, 23 & 27)

New Jersey Bureau Of Recycling And Planning

Filing of Annual Tonnage Report Form is Mandatory